Alexi has been going through her own changs the last couple of weeks, and not for the better.
- She has gone back to wetting the bed and asking to wear diapers and pull-ups. Her reason is "bc that's what babies wear!" I vowed that I was not going to buy anymore pull-ups, but I am at the point that I am getting some this weekend bc I am tired of changing bed sheets in the middle of every night. (And yes, we have stopped giving her anything to drink after 7:00pm. We started that over a month ago, beginning at 7:30pm and changed it to 7:00pm bc it was not helping. It still is not helping!)
- She asks Fred to hold her sippy cup for her while she drinks from it like a baby. (She won't dare ask me bc she knows I won't do that. Daddy spoils her and she knows he will do it, even when I tell him not too!)
- She is not speaking with her words at home! She is doing the 'eh eh" sound for everything. I have gotten to the point that I do not respond to it anymore. I ignore her until she uses her words.
- She wants to sleep with us at night instead of her big girl bed.
I've heard many stories that this is common and that its just a phase and will pass. I truly believe that is true. My concern is, should I be more sympathetic to her? Should I stop ignoring the sounds and tend to her every whimper or should I continue what I am doing? We have made a point to have more "Alexi time" and have let her in on a lot of the decision making around the house. Is there more that I should be doing?
I am tired and have not gotten much sleep due to this!!